-Brenda Hillegas photo by Joan Marcus The first time I saw Hamilton, I was newly pregnant. It was March in New York City and there was some sort of ice/rain/snow mix going on. I spent a lot of money to see the show that night and tried my best to enjoy every minute of it, knowing I probably wouldn’t have the opportunity again. The show was great, … Continue reading You have until November 17th to see Hamilton in Philadelphia. Make it happen.
-feature photo by Matthew Murphy 1999. That’s the last time our city hosted CATS, a musical from Broadway legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh, and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. The classic show is one of Broadway’s biggest hits and forth-longest running production (opening in 1982, closing in 2000 with a revival in 2016) to date. It won seven Tony … Continue reading Experience the magic of CATS as it returns to Philadelphia after twenty years!
photo by Julieta Cervante What’s the most offensive thing you can think of? Does it involve sex? Race? A life threatening disease? Countless F-bombs? Religion? All of the above? Great! If you missed The Book of Mormon last time the show was in Philly, you’re in luck! It’s back- now until June 9th at the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. This 2011 Tony Award winner for … Continue reading Hello! Have you heard about The Book of Mormon?
by Liam Divon Matthew Delia, (Instagram: @deliamatthew), a promising Philadelphia filmmaker that Philadelphia RowHome Magazine previously spotlighted, continues to produce, direct and act in films under the label The New In Crowd Films. The label is a Philadelphia-based film production company (Instagram: @thenewincrowdfilms). “I would characterize my work as slice of life films, rough around the edges, college humor, touching on topics that may cause issues,” … Continue reading Matthew Delia Releases Two New Films with “The New In Crowd Films” Production Company
feature photo by Julieta Cervante Book of Mormon, a humorous look at Mormon beliefs (and the importance of love and community), is returning to Philadelphia! This incredibly funny musical comes from Trey Parker and Matt Stone of TV’s South Park fame, along with co-creator Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, Frozen) and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Mean Girls, The Prom). This must-see show is Broadway gold, winning NINE … Continue reading Actress Kayla Pecchioni talks about her role in Book of Mormon, playing Philadelphia May 29th to June 9th
Press release courtesy of Phila.gov. Photos courtesy of Tony Webb, Office of the City of Representatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Philadelphia, Pa. (May 16, 2019) – Welcome America, Inc. and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today announced more than 50 free events that will create the six-day Wawa Welcome America festival. Taking place from Saturday, June 29 through Thursday, July 4, the 2019 festival will encompass free, multicultural and multigenerational, patriotic … Continue reading More than 50 FREE, Family-Friendly Events Announced for the 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival (6/29-7/4)
photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center Are you ready to watch some magic happen? Live and in front of your eyes? The Kimmel Center will welcome the world’s best-selling magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY, for two days only! This magical showcase features some incredibly talented illusionists. Below is our Q&A with Sabine Van Diemen. Sabine, who is from Holland, is considered one of the … Continue reading Illusionist Sabine Van Diemen Talks About “THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY”, Coming to the Merriam Theater
by Geno Thackara If there’s one consistent thing about love, it’s that it’s never too consistent – it appears anywhere and takes all kinds of forms. Ditto relationships: if you think they should tend to follow a script or even a recognizable pattern, you’ve probably just been watching too many movies. Stage shows aren’t immune to following the usual rom-com template either, but there’s often … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Rising in Love – The Musical
In life, if you are fortunate enough, you may come upon a person with whom things just seem to click. For me, one such person was Alphonse Nocito. Al was my wife’s uncle, the husband of Aunt Jeannie, who was the sister of my mother-in-law. I must admit that when I first heard of Uncle Al, I was a bit intrigued. While dating my wife, … Continue reading Uncle Al by Charlie Sacchetti
Lila Coogan (Anya) and Stephen Brower (Dmitry) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman This week, the iconic tale of ANASTASIA makes its Philadelphia premiere! You’ll be transported to Paris, 1920s as the young Anya sets out to discover the mystery of her past and tries to outsmart the Soviet officer who wants to silence her! With the help of a conman … Continue reading Stephen Brower Talks About His Role as Dmitry in ANASTASIA at the Academy of Music 4/9-4/14